Monday, August 5, 2013

People who use the word, "Amazing"

This is indicative of the sycophantic assholes who make up a huge part of the landscape. They're the same morons who love to stand up and give phony standing ovations. Complete utter piss-poor mental midgets.

"Oh, the movie was just Amazing!"

"The food is Amazing."

"He was just amazing!"

*Oh, just STFU!

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35 comments:

  1. Rich, where is this coming from? Just curious. It seems kinda random. Is there a radio/tv personality that overused "amazing," and inadvertantly pressed your pet-peeve button? Or is this just another amazingly sarcastic post?

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  2. Never mind "amazing". I am in favor of banishing "awesome" from the vocabulary.

    Mind-numbing chatter would decrease by twenty percent.

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  3. You are NOT AMAZING! So STFU and have a heart attack today and die!

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    1. But YOU, 7:07--ARE amazing! Amazingly crazy. Are you aware that you just typed a death threat and that such threats can be traced back to your computer? Just because you type "anonymous" you aren't--to the authorities. If you have any sense, you might be a little nervous right now....!

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    2. Drinking Haterade again, eh? Why don't you have a Coke and a smile and STFU?

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    3. Heart attack remarks are now a death threats? Seriously? You people are sinking to new lows around here.

      I think 707 has more on the ball than 738.

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    4. That wasn't a death threat. He just wished death on someone. While extremely negative, it's hardly a threat. That said, this blog is amazing.

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  4. Gordon Ramsey and Donald Trump are 2 “celebrities” I can think of that overuse the word. Trump, whenever he brags about his latest high-rise or golf course and Ramsey, whenever he talks about a food dish (although he interchanges it with “stunning” just as much).

    I wonder which celebrity egomaniac set Rich off?

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    1. Could be Montemayor, as far as I can tell he uses it for almost every subject, really annoying, it is not appropriate for everything that happens. Miss talk show hosts who actually has good command of the English language. Yes, Trump uses it a lot, he is not a talk show host, thank God for that.

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    2. It's "amazing" that Tim Montemayor has a presence on Bay Area radio.

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  5. Overusing the word AMAZING is no more egregious than posting a blog item that unnecessarily uses language like: asshole, morons, piss-poor mental midgets, and STFU.

    Gratuitous vulgarity is a poor substitute for clever writing.

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    1. Do not Visit Drive by Opinion if you are that soft

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  6. Well gosh, if we're going to get into pet-peeve words, let's go after all the news reporters in live shots who begin every sentence with the word "Now."

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    1. Love that one. "Now" is a consultant-driven additive. It helps signal the viewer that they are seeing something Happening. Like Now. Presently. Live. and Immediate.
      It also allows the poor reporter a half-second 'beat' to collect and create a current thought.
      (but you weren't supposed to notice that it was a useless device)

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    2. Useless device NOTICED! NEXT!

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  7. "Baby bump."

    I want to strangle anyone who says or writes, "Baby bump."

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  8. Rich, This is an epic post that is totally awesome, superbly stunning and ultra amazing. ... You are the best. ...

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    1. Damn. I was gonna say that....

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    2. Mr. Gilbert, You are also the best.

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    3. One more time. Your blog is actually oriented toward the reality of life irregardless of what the critics say.

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  9. I want to strangle anyone on the air or writing in news who uses bad grammar. It's absolutely inexcusable and credibility IMO is definitely lost. I see errors all the time in the Chron but almost never in the WSJ. If I see or hear "orientated" or "irregardless" or "laying low" or "laying down to rest," I am going to have a heart attack, too.

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    1. "Bad" grammar sounds stupider than "poor" grammar but no worries...Cheers!

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    2. > I see errors all the time in the Chron but almost never in
      > the WSJ.

      You mustn't look very hard then!

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    3. As goodas Sal Castaneda is as far as reportign traffic. His mis-use of grammar is distracting at best.

      "Traffic is moving on the span a little more better" is a typical sentence I hear from Sal. We all make errors every now and then. I hear tat one or similar at least once a week.

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  10. The trendy use of "amazing" will fade, only to replaced by annoying new overly used words and phrases.

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  11. The only time the word "amazing" gets under my skin is Donald Trump overusing it to describe anything and everything connected with himself. Equally annoying are "awesome" and "epic" that ski areas overuse to exaggerate their daily snow conditions. No standing ovations, please.

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  12. I second the removal of "awesome" from the lexicon. I was at a party the other night where we broke into teams to play a game, and one lady, after bragging about graduating college with four degrees, said her team would be "Team Awesome." I said, "I figured somebody with four degrees could come up with something better than that," and she told me to go [blank] myself. I said, "Is that all college taught you?" Did somebody say something about mental midgets?

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    1. Count me in on the "awesome" ban. It's current usage is so utterly without wit that it leaves me awestruck!

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    2. That's awesome Christine!

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  13. Guess you didn't like the Huell Howser exhibit at the State Fair this year.

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  14. Can we add the word "actually" to the over-used words list?
    Typically it is used, incorrectly, at the beginning of a declarative sentence; "Actually, it's cloudy outside." It makes sense if you are contradicting someone, but too many people use the word out of context, which makes it a subtle put down.
    And don't get me started on the idiots (media and otherwise) who do not understand the definition of the word "Literally."

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  15. Reminds me of a Louis C.K. bit about his annoyance of how people use words like 'amazing' and 'hilarious.'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3li_aZWt-r0

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  16. i've been noticing this shit for years and it drives me nuts. you're right: piss-poor mental midgets. i suppose this phrase replace 'like' and 'so' as verbal fillers. makes me want to scream.

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